Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

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What does it mean to be successful?

You can be anything you put your mind to. Why put your mind to just one thing? The future is wide open to you right now, and there’s a world of things for you to learn. Why would a school teach you only one way to think? Prepare you for just one kind of job? You’re capable of more than that. So we’re going to ask more of you.

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny
At the Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics, students pursue majors in Economics or Business that combine the rigor of economic theory with the benefit of interdisciplinary coursework; students are also allowed to create a personalized concentration. We offer students programs that require a balance of theory and application. A combination of theory courses, quantitative work, and several field courses are offered to non-majors and minors. The programs are designed to provide a foundation in liberal arts education to prepare students for postgraduate study and careers in fields such as international affairs, law, business, management, banking and finance, human resources, accounting, marketing, education, and public policy.

Extracurricular activities
An extensive portfolio of extracurricular activities complements our curriculum, enhancing student learning, soft skill development, and real-world experiences. We also ensure each student succeeds in pursuing internships, jobs, and graduate school opportunities at Allegheny College and throughout their professional careers. The distinctive Allegheny model requires students to declare a minor in a non-business and non-social science discipline, like philosophy, religious studies, a foreign language, music, English, fine arts, biology, World Health, mathematics, or computer science, among other fields.


Ranked #42 among the best Liberal Arts Colleges in the country | Washington Monthly, 2022

Ranked #80 among "Best Value Schools" in the country | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Ranked #23 among the best schools for "First-Year Experiences" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Ranked #24 among the best schools for "Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Business Programs

Economics (Major or minor)
Studying Economics teaches students how people respond to incentives in making choices and how those choices affect outcomes at both the micro and macro scales. A microeconomist might study how a family chooses to finance a new a  home purchase. A macroeconomist might study how a change in interest rates affects economic growth, unemployment, or the balance of trade. Economics has come to include a core of widely accepted general theory, techniques for using data to test hypotheses and draw inferences, and skills refined by experience in the practice theory application. Economists apply those theories and techniques to topics often associated with the field, like banking and finance, but the range of topics studied by economists is very broad, including sports, the environment, health, crime, discrimination, and business.

The Business major is designed to help students gain a deep knowledge of the managerial and business concepts typically used by the business and non-profit world. The program focuses on the tools, skills, and competencies needed to solve practical problems faced by organizations. The Business students graduate with a strong liberal arts background, enabling them to use their financial prowess to serve humanity, make a difference, and leave behind a legacy of success. Every Business major is expected to engage in a mentored experiential learning project or activity; this may be satisfied by a study abroad program or an internship that exposes the student to cultural, civic engagement, and global issues.

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